Meet Our Team

Rod Lafaurie


Rod and his co-founders have studied coaches and coaching for over two decades and want to share their combined experience with you. By putting all of these resources together in one place, we believe Mindset Coaching Performance will condense our decades of knowledge into days as we help you progress in your career, add more value in your environment, and learn how to make a bigger impact on your teams, bosses, all while learning the important thing, how to do it!

Working with us will allow you form an action plan and learn how to implement your knowledge in your daily life so you can ascend and inspire faster than you could have ever imagined.

Rod has been a soccer coach for over 20 years (11 years as a college head coach, 8 years as a high school head coach, 6 years as a club director, and 20 years as a club soccer coach). During that time he has amassed all major coaching requirements in the US (USSF A License, United Soccer Coaches Premier License).

Now he's partnered with others to pull together our collective journey, and want to share how you can replicate some of their successes in a quicker timeline with more results.  Though this project started a while ago, we're now gaining momentum and want to deliver as much impact as possible while keeping this affordable and helpful as possible for coaches.

Let me know how we can be better, make you impact your players or students better, and I want to keep learning from you too.  Thanks for all that you do, remember, a coach or teacher impacts more people than the average adult does in a lifetime, so I don't take the responsibility lightly and I want our community of members to be lights in the world that shine the brightest for those whom they serve.  I look forward to connecting with you, so please reach out for any questions you may have and be sure to follow us on social media to constantly get updated on what's going on the world of MCP!!!

Paul Hennessey

Marketing Director

Paul has been coaching for 17 years, originally beginning his journey in his hometown of Worcester, England. Paul began by working with a local youth club and continued to coach men's and women's teams and was the head Coach of his University Women's team at the age of 19. During this time, Paul worked in the USA each summer coaching on soccer camps, combining his two passions - coaching soccer and travel.

Paul moved out on Baltimore MD, in 2009 to work full time as a regional director for a coaching company and coaching a boys academy team in Columbia, MD. After three years, Paul moved to CT to coach at Everton America, a direct affiliate of Everton FC. In 2015, Paul became the clubs Director of Coaching working directly with academy clubs and colleges to provide a pathway for gifted and talented players.

In 2017, Paul relocated to California where he is a Girls Academy Coach, and Assistant men's coach at California Institute of Technology.

Paul has his UEFA and USSF 'B' Licenses and his Bachelors and Master's degrees in Sports Coaching Science, as well as being a Physical Education teacher.

Paul is excited to share his journey and passion with fellow coaches and learn from like-minded people as he continues along his coaching journey!

Michael Davis E.d.D.

Consultant and Presenter

Michael Davis is extremely excited to be part of the Mindset Coaching Performance team. His collegiate women's coaching career has taken him to St. Ambrose University (IA), University Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI), University of Evansville (IN), Gonzaga University (WA), and Cal State Northridge working on the women's soccer side.

He currently coaches the Elite Programming goalkeepers at his Girls Academy Club while also being the club's college recruitment advisor. He has the USSF 'B' License, United Soccer Coaches 'Premier' Diploma, and the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma.

His academic journey has taken him from a Bachelor's in Business Management from Berry College (Georgia), to an MBA from St. Ambrose and a Master's in Public Service Administration (PSA) from the University of Evansville. He has recently concluded a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.

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